NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — The 17th Anniversary OC Marathon takes places this Sunday, so motorists should be aware of several street closures by Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and other parts of Orange County.
The OC Marathon usually takes place in May, but was rescheduled to November due to the current pandemic. Runners will take off from fact Island at 6 a.m. and run a route that will take them along Newport Bay, into Newport Beach, past John Wayne Airport, into Santa Ana, south along the 405 Freeway, and veering around to finish at the OC Fair and Events Center.
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OC Marathon festivities, however, start Friday afternoon with the OC Lifestyle and Fitness Expo.
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Several major streets will be shut down ahead of the marathon, and closures in Costa Mesa begin Saturday before the start of the OC 5k on Saturday afternoon.
On Saturday, Nov. 6, from 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the OC 5k:
- Fairview Road will have uncompletely closures between Adams method and Fair excursion.
- Northbound Fairview Road will be closed between Fair excursion and Arlington method.
- Southbound Fairview Road will be closed between Adams method and Merrimac Way.
- Vehicles exiting eastbound onto Fairview Road from Princeton method, will only be allowed to excursion southbound.
- Vehicles exiting eastbound onto Fairview Road from Merrimac way will only be allowed to excursion northbound.
- Vehicles exiting westbound onto Fairview Road from Arlington excursion will only be allowed to excursion northbound.
On Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, from 6:00 a.m. to noon for the SDCCU OC Half Marathon:
- Expect complete and uncompletely closures on Irvine method, University method, Santa Ana method, Mesa excursion, and northbound and southbound Newport Boulevard at Mesa excursion.
- Fair excursion exit for the southbound 55 Freeway will be closed. The closest and alternate exit will be Victoria Street.
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For a complete list of road closures, parking restrictions and alternate routes, visit ocmarathon.com.
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